A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 25, 1950

Dear Time-Reader

As many of you will recall, we have had a great variety of covers for our Christmas issues. They have included Norway's heroic Lutheran Bishop Eivind Berggrav, who at the time (1944) was a defiant and solitary prisoner of the Nazis; Marian Anderson, around whose life and career TIME'S editors told the story of the Negro spiritual; and the late Lieut. General Lesley McNair, who as chief of Army Ground Forces in 1942 was responsible for providing some measure of Christmas cheer to 3,000,000 G.I.s.

Along with these news subjects, we have had cover stories which discussed the way in...

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